Banking

 
Our Banking & Finance team handles a wide variety of financing transactions, acting for a core client base of banks, financial institutions, corporate borrowers, fund managers, corporate trustees and high net worth individuals. We regularly advise both banks and borrowers on acquisition finance, including funding for start-up companies, takeovers and corporate restructurings. Our expertise also covers advice on refinancing, restructuring and recovery of distressed debt for lenders, borrowers and investors. Working closely with the Corporate and Real Estate Team, we have significant expertise in project and real estate finance, both investment and development.

We specialise in all kinds of debt finance and capital markets activity, with specific expertise in:

  • Asset Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Banking Regulation and Compliance
  • Capital Markets Transactions (both debt and equity)
  • Commercial, Enterprise and Retail Banking Documentation
  • Derivative Transactions
  • International Trade Finance and Structured Trade Products
  • Project Finance and Real Estate Development Financing
  • Bi-Lateral & Syndicated Transactions

The Banking & Finance team includes a number of lawyers who have significant transactional experience working in a corporate advisory role, enabling us to offer real commercial insight as well as legal knowledge. We build long-term relationships with clients and ensures we never lose sight of the commercial realities our clients face. This detailed understanding of the environment in which our clients operate allows us to better understand their transactional requirements and goals.

The practice is truly diverse in terms of expertise and experience. A significant part of our work involves advising on international transactions with a cross-border element. We work with our network of close associates and counterparts worldwide. This extensive coverage means we can deliver a consistent and high-quality service in all the world's major financial centres, backed by in-depth local market and broad international perspectives.

We are able to provide litigation experience in respect of claims in the investment banking and fund management area, with extensive experience acting for institutional investors seeking redress from investment banks, funds and other financial institutions.